In the year 2007, Messi established the Leo Messi Foundation which works for unhealthy children and funds them for their treatment and food expenses. Lionel Messi donated $812,000 for a child hospital re-establishment in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina. The money was mainly donated for the modification of the Victor J Vilela Children’s Hospital’s child oncology unit. He also donated $130,000 to the children of Syria on August 2013. According to the Spanish newspaper “Sport,” Messi earned €300,000 for the North American tour with his club Barca. He decided to donate one-third of his earning to the innocent child victims of the ongoing civil war in Syria.